Saturday, February 23, 2008
Well, we sent our dossier out a month ago, but it still hasn't been sent to the Kazakhstan consulate yet. Some of the issues include needing new medical clearances since the old ones have expired by now, needing our social worker's diploma translated from Latin to English before it can then be translated to Russian (have you ever?!), and other piddly things like that. And we're hearing things about the Kaz consulate that are leaving us worried about major delays. Apparently, their whole staff turned over, and the new staff wants things done differently, and they're taking much longer to grant approvals. All we can hope is that if there are delays in the consulate, that our dossier will pass though the ministries quickly so this delay doesn't hurt us too badly.
Friday, February 1, 2008
If any of you have brought home an older, school-aged child, I would love to learn what you did to teach your child to read English. I know learning to speak and comprehend English will come pretty quickly, but since Borya will be 13 when he arrives home, and starting school a few months later, I wasn't sure of the best way to get him reading. Any of you out there that have "been there/done that? If so, I would love to hear from you ...